The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Timing chain appears controversial. Also Mike... (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Jon on April 27, 2001 at 15:30:53:

In Reply to: Re: Need advice on purchase posted by Mike Kramer on April 27, 2001 at 15:22:53:

How do you know when to replace your control arms? When the ball-joints go bad?

I say the timing chain is controversial because a lot of people seem to be alright at 150K miles or more and only replace the tensioner, not the chain. I also have yet to hear of any first hand experience with a timing chain failure.

I'm also not sure about expecting to change the head gasket but maybe. I totally agree with the other stuff if it hasn't been done recently.


have it checked out by a mechanic or i would offer him $12,500 cash on the spot. see what happens. remember soon you will have to replace the following:
-valve adjustment
-timing chain and tensioner
-control arms
-head gasket

as far as K&N someone mentioned. just get an EVO Airbox. thats the best on the market. if you have any questions feel free to email me.

Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.